Defenders of Wildlife: Oppose Harmful New Drilling

May 10th, 2007 3:48 pm by Kelly Garbato

Via Defenders of Wildlife:

Oppose Harmful New Drilling Off the Coasts of Alaska, Florida, and Virginia

Officials in the Bush/Cheney Interior Department intend to allow harmful new drilling in more than 84 million acres off the coast of Alaska, including an area closed to drilling after the disastrous Exxon Valdez oil spill in 1989. Federal officials have also proposed new drilling leases off the coasts of Virginia and Florida.

These areas are teeming with wildlife, including imperiled whales, sea otters and sea turtles. New drilling could destroy these sensitive coastal ecosystems and the wildlife and tourist economies that depend on them.

Congress has just 60 days to oppose this proposal! Please fill out the form [here] to urge your Representative and Senators to oppose the Bush/Cheney proposal. We’ve provided some talking points to get you started.

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